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The Wasteless Pantry

The Wasteless Pantry

May 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bassendean Memorial Library, 46 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean WA 6054, Australia

It’s time to talk rubbish! Come along to a free interactive workshop on reducing the waste in your kitchen and beyond. Learn about minimising your food waste through discovering better ways to shop, time saving tips that will also cut your environmental footprint, hints on making the most of what is in your pantry and fridge as well as how to store your food to keep it at its freshest.

Feel free to bring your lunch, sit back and enjoy a new way of looking at things.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=371219&

Worm Farm Workshop

Worm Farm Workshop

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Atwell Community Centre, 9 Lombe Gardens, Atwell WA 6164, Australia

Worms are a great way to convert your kitchen food waste into fertiliser. Wormsconvert the waste into both liquid fertiliser and castings that are great for plants.You will learn all about the art of worm farming with a hands-on demonstration.

This workshop is part of the Organic Cockburn resident subsidy program. You canpurchase a subsidised worm farm for $85 on the night or simply join us to learnmore about recycling organic waste at home.

Cost: $5
Register online: ticketbooth.com.au/CityofCockburn or via customerservice on 08 9411 3444

All About the Bokashi Composting System

All About the Bokashi Composting System

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Learn all about Bokashi from a Bayswater local who makes the bulk Bokashi mix for Environment House. Taeko’s enthusiasm for Effective Microbes and using them to compost your waste into a high value product is infectious. Taeko has identified the most effective way to operate a Bokashi Composting System and will also explain how to make your own Bokashi mix, injecting the micro-organisms you need in this anaerobic composting system. Environment House volunteers have already done this workshop and everyone took a lot away from it, even those of us who have used a Bokashi system for many years.

Cost: $12

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/all-about-the-bokashi-composting-system-tickets-44719034837

Composting for the beginner

Composting for the beginner

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

This free workshop is for beginners or anyone wanting a refresher about successful composting. Our Gardener John Yaxley takes you through the science of composting and the different systems that are available. Find the system that best suits you.
Environment House also offers a discount if you belong to a Switch Your Thinking Local Council.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/composting-for-the-beginner-tickets-42550674212

Community Tour of the Resource Recovery Facility

Community Tour of the Resource Recovery Facility

May 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yanchep Community Centre, 7 Lagoon Dr, Yanchep WA 6035, Australia

Want to know what happens to your rubbish? Join us on a FREE Community Tour of the Resource Recovery Facility and find out.

FREE Community Bus will depart from Yanchep Community Centre at 12pm sharp,
returning to Yanchep Community Centre at 3pm.

A light lunch will be provided.

Requirements: Closed in shoes must be worn to gain entry into the Resource Recovery Facility.

Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-community-tour-of-the-resource-recovery-facility-tickets-44013624937

Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers Course

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenton Park Community Centre, 240 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park WA 6008, Australia

Recycle bin overflowing? Got too much stuff? The Earth Carers Course will show you how to live with less waste. Hosted by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s waste education team, the course runs over five sessions and includes topics such as recycling food scraps, decluttering, green cleaning and a tour of a waste recovery facility plus handy tips on how you can refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle.

The course is free to western suburbs residents located in the council areas of Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Subiaco and Claremont.

When: Course runs over three consecutive weeks with three Thursday evenings and two Saturday mornings. 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th and 17th May.

Where: Shenton Park Community Centre, Onslow Road, Shenton Park (plus tours off-site).

Registrations are essential, please book online at Eventbrite or phone 9384 4003.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/waste-no-more-free-earth-carers-course-may-2018-tickets-42894776431

Composting Workshop

Composting Workshop

May 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Highgate Primary School, 147 Lincoln St, Highgate WA 6003, Australia

FREE COMPOSTING WORKSHOP ♻️🐛
📅 Wednesday 2 May
📍 Highgate Primary School

Did you know that almost 45% of an average household bin is food and garden waste? Come along to our FREE workshop and learn everything you need to know about home composting, Bokashi Bins and worm farming.

Places are limited so please call the City’s Waste Team on 9273 6543 or email waste.enquiry@vincent.wa.gov.au to sign up for the workshop.

As a City of Vincent resident you also have the opportunity to purchase a range of composting and worm farming equipment for your home at a subsidised rate.

ℹ️www.vincent.wa.gov.au/residents/environment-health/environment-sustainability/green-initiatives/compost-recycling-initiative.aspx

Kids Waste Education Workshop

Kids Waste Education Workshop

May 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Inglewood Library – City Of Stirling, Beaufort St & Tenth Ave, Perth WA 6052, Australia

What goes into which bin?

Why can’t I put batteries into my recycling bin? Where can I take my old toys and clothes? How can I help to produce less waste? And what happens with our waste once the trucks collected it?

These and more questions will be answered at the City’s waste talk for kids.

Age group: suggested 7+

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kids-waste-education-workshop-at-inglewood-library-tickets-42451113423

Clothing Swap ~ Fashion Revolution

Clothing Swap ~ Fashion Revolution

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Replants.com, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Clothing Swap
Children welcome, there will be an outdoor activity.
Fair Trade Tea and Coffee

Garment criteria:
This time we’ll be swapping well looked, after, good condition items as well as high quality, well made to last garments (think vintage, fair trade/organic, natural fabrics, designer). We’ll be accepting items with minor wear and tear (small rips, missing buttons or zips) to encourage mending of clothes otherwise totally wearable. This time there will be a 20 item max on the number of clothes you can bring so choose wisely!

Clothes drop off and sorting:
All clothes intended to be swapped on the day must be dropped off at Replants between Monday the 23rd of April and Sunday 29th between 10am and 4pm (9am Sunday at the latest).

Token system:
One “token” will be allocated per suitable item dropped off.
And 2 tokens per high quality/vintage/fairtrade/designer item dropped off
The number of tokens you receive will be the limit on the number of clothes you get to take home. No tokens are given to garments that don’t fit the outlined criterion.

Volunteering/ bartering for tickets:
$10 tickets will be sold on the door. The $10 is just to cover admin and venue costs but otherwise, the day is cost and hassle free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/497315730665805/

Worm Farm Workshop

Worm Farm Workshop

April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
William Bertram Community Centre, Johnson Rd, Bertram WA 6167, Australia

Want to convert your food waste into fertiliser easily and efficiently? The City of Kwinana is pleased to present a series of free Worm Farm Workshops hosted by Worm Shed. The workshops will include a demonstration about recycling organic waste at home, and give residents the opportunity to purchase a discounted Worm Café. Registration required.

Thanks to the subsidy, City of Kwinana residents can purchase a Worm Café for $90 (saving of $127) when they attend a workshop. Proof of residency required.

To register or enquire please email customer@kwinana.wa.gov.au or call 9439 0475.

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Switch Your Thinking will discuss strategies to help reduce your food waste and provide you with a new outlook on how you can minimise your waste!

Learn about the problem of food waste and how you can take action from your very own kitchen. Australians throw away four million tonnes of food every year. When you discard food, you are also discarding all of the water, fertiliser, fuel and energy that were used to get that food to your plate. By switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget.

April 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cutting-kitchen-waste-hosted-by-switch-your-thinking-tickets-43706742042

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3 Peel St, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia
Contact the City of Mandurah on (08) 9550 3941 to register.
https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/whats-on/calendar/community-event/cutting-your-kitchen-waste-workshop

Living Smart courses

Living Smart courses

Hilton 7 week course

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fremantle Police & Community Youth Centre (PCYC), 34 Paget St, Hilton WA 6163, Australia

(PLEASE NOTE – This is a seven week course that runs weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.00pm. It starts on May 2nd and finishes on June 13)

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her ecoburbia@gmail.com

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-smart-hilton-7-week-course-tickets-42347671024

 

Living Smart – South Perth

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City of South Perth Civic Centre Reception Room – Sandgate Street corner of South Terrace – South Perth, WA 6151 – Australia

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

PLEASE NOTE This is a seven week course that will run on a Thursday night from 6.30 until 9pm starting on May10th and running until June 21st.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her ecoburbia@gmail.com

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-smart-south-perth-7-week-course-starting-in-may-tickets-41516053634

 

Living Smart – Kwinana

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
William Bertram Community Centre, Johnson Rd, Bertram WA 6167, Australia

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

PLEASE NOTE This is a seven week course that will run on a Thursday night from 6.30 until 9pm starting on May10th and running until June 21st.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information or to register contact Kwinana’s Sustainability officer Sarah McCabe on 9439 0243 or Sarah.McCabe@kwinana.wa.gov.au

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

 

Living Smart – Margaret River

May 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia

Do you want to leave a lighter footprint? Simplify your lifestyle & enjoy more of the good stuff? Save money & our environment at the same time? Connect with like-minded others in your community? If yes to any of these, then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is an interactive 7 session sustainability course for adults (16+). Through hands-on practical activities, presentations & guest speakers we look at ways to live healthier, grow our own food, reduce our power, water & waste, create fabulous compost & make our own chemical-free household cleaners. During our sessions you will meet inspirational locals sharing their sustainability journeys, and of course the knowledge & experience you bring is invaluable too!

This course runs over 6 weeks from 5:30-8pm Monday 30 April to Monday 4th June, & includes a local ‘gardening’ field trip on Saturday 26th May from 2-4:30pm. Facilitator Laura Bailey is an experienced sustainability educator with a background in renewables, energy assessing, permaculture & regenerative farming.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Augusta Margaret River Shire, the only cost to you for the 7 sessions is $80 waged or $40 for valid concession card holders (monies go to the not-for-profit organisation Be Living Smart)! Please book early to avoid disappointment, as places will be limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/margaret-river-living-smart-course-7-sessions-tickets-43691136365

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Apr 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
May 19th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jun 16th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jul 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org